The Best of DC #53 [Direct]
(October 1984)

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Price:
1.50 USD; 1.75 CAD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1984-06-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Editing:
Nicola Cuti
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
5" x 6.75"
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


["I don't know who he is..."] (Table of Contents)

Binky and his Buddies / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks:
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Binky

Best of DC -- Binky and his Buddies (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Table of contents.

Real Swinging Advice! (Table of Contents)

Binky / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Synopsis:
Binky gives out advice that doesn't work for anybody.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script, Inks: Info from The Comic Reader #219 via John Hedegor, 2004-10-11 (Per Sandell ed.) Inks: Stan Goldberg previously credited.

Muffins Keeps 'Em Moving! (Table of Contents)

Debbi / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script, Inks: Info from The Comic Reader #219 via John Hedegor, 2004-10-11 (Per Sandell ed.) Inks: Stan Goldberg previously credited.

Malibu the Matchmaker (Table of Contents)

Scooter / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Barbara Friedlander
Pencils:
Doug Crane
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Scooter; Malibu; Kenny; Sylvester; Malvolio Malice; Mrs. Malice; Malison Malice; Cousin Mala
Synopsis:
Malibu gets Sylvester to take out his cousin Mala, who turns out to be a real dog!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script, Pencils: Info from The Comic Reader #219 via John Hedegor, 2004-10-11 (Per Sandell ed.) Pencils: Henry Scarpelli previously credited.

With This Cruise, You Blow a Fuse! (Table of Contents)

Scooter / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Doug Crane
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Scooter; Sylvester; Cookie; Penny
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script, Pencils, Inks, Reprint: Info from The Comic Reader #219 via John Hedegor, 2004-10-11 (Per Sandell ed.)

Sleep Tight! (Table of Contents)

Li'l Leroy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script, Pencils, Inks, Reprint: Info from The Comic Reader #219 via John Hedegor, 2004-10-11 (Per Sandell ed.)

Equal Rights! (Table of Contents)

Debbi & Mona / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
John Rosenberger
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script, Pencils, Inks, Reprints: Info from The Comic Reader #219 via John Hedegor, 2004-10-11 (Per Sandell ed.)

Spots and Flowers (Table of Contents)

Debbi / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Doug Crane
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script, Pencils, Inks, Reprints: Info from The Comic Reader #219 via John Hedegor, 2004-10-11 (Per Sandell ed.)

Séance Is Believing! (Table of Contents)

Malibu / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Barbara Friedlander
Pencils:
Doug Crane
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Scooter; Malibu; Cookie; Kenny; Sylvester; Penny
Synopsis:
Malibu brings the gang to a haunted house to conduct a seance.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script, Pencils, Inks, Reprints: Info from The Comic Reader #219 via John Hedegor, 2004-10-11 (Per Sandell ed.)

Dress Dilemma! (Table of Contents)

Debbi / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Barbara Friedlander
Pencils:
Doug Crane
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script, Pencils, Inks, Reprints: Info from The Comic Reader #219 via John Hedegor, 2004-10-11 (Per Sandell ed.)

Chivalry Anyone? (Table of Contents)

Binky / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script, Pencils, Inks, Reprints: Info from The Comic Reader #219 via John Hedegor, 2004-10-11 (Per Sandell ed.)

Meets the Hawk! (Table of Contents)

Debbi / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
John Rosenberger
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script, Pencils, Inks, Reprints: Info from The Comic Reader #219 via John Hedegor, 2004-10-11 (Per Sandell ed.)

The Exterminator! (Table of Contents)

Binky / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Synopsis:
Binky works in pest control.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script, Pencils, Inks, Reprints: Info from The Comic Reader #219 via John Hedegor, 2004-10-11 (Per Sandell ed.)

It's Magic (Table of Contents)

Scooter & Sylvester / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Scooter; Sylvester; Pussycat; Penny; Cookie; Felix (later Dexter); Harvey; Aunt Hatta
Synopsis:
Sylvester thinks he has magical powers (thanks to Pussycat).
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script, Pencils, Inks, Reprints: Info from The Comic Reader #219 via John Hedegor, 2004-10-11 (Per Sandell ed.)

Nobody Nose! (Table of Contents)

Binky / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Synopsis:
Binky finds Buzzy a date.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script, Pencils, Inks, Reprints: Info from The Comic Reader #219 via John Hedegor, 2004-10-11 (Per Sandell ed.)

Speak Louder, Please! (Table of Contents)

Debbi / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Doug Crane
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script, Pencils, Inks, Reprints: Info from The Comic Reader #219 via John Hedegor, 2004-10-11 (Per Sandell ed.)

No Place for a Hero! (Table of Contents)

Scooter / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
John Albano
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg
Inks:
Henry Scarpelli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Scooter; Sylvester; Cookie
Synopsis:
Sylvester has a toothache but he's afraid of dentists.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script, Pencils, Inks: Info from The Comic Reader #219 via John Hedegor. Reprints: John Hedegor, 2004-10-11 (Per Sandell ed.)

["I'm sure my cousin Peggy will be down..."] (Table of Contents)

Binky / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks:
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Binky; Peggy

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Full page gag cartoon.

["Do you know our class gained 793 pounds..."] (Table of Contents)

Binky / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Inks:
Stan Goldberg (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Binky

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Full page gag cartoon.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["I don't know who he is..."]
    Binky and his Buddies
  2. 1. Best of DC -- Binky and his Buddies
  3. 2. Real Swinging Advice!
    Binky
  4. 3. Muffins Keeps 'Em Moving!
    Debbi
  5. 4. Malibu the Matchmaker
    Scooter
  6. 5. With This Cruise, You Blow a Fuse!
    Scooter
  7. 6. Sleep Tight!
    Li'l Leroy
  8. 7. Equal Rights!
    Debbi & Mona
  9. 8. Spots and Flowers
    Debbi
  10. 9. Séance Is Believing!
    Malibu
  11. 10. Dress Dilemma!
    Debbi
  12. 11. Chivalry Anyone?
    Binky
  13. 12. Meets the Hawk!
    Debbi
  14. 13. The Exterminator!
    Binky
  15. 14. It's Magic
    Scooter & Sylvester
  16. 15. Nobody Nose!
    Binky
  17. 16. Speak Louder, Please!
    Debbi
  18. 17. No Place for a Hero!
    Scooter
  19. 18. ["I'm sure my cousin Peggy will be down..."]
    Binky
  20. 19. ["Do you know our class gained 793 pounds..."]
    Binky
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